Leon and Donita Brush have a passion for helping those struggling with addiction, whether the struggle is with a person's own or their loved one's. The desire to help began with the loss of their son, Brian, to an overdose, but it has grown into a life's calling. Leon started out as a science teacher, then he and Donita took over the family business, Raleigh Tile, and were business owners for many years. Now they pour their lives into the men and women at Brian's Safehouse and Sparrow's Nest.
Freeman comes to us with vast diversity in his life experiences--from former drug addict to ordained minister. He's from Florida, lived in Haiti, and ended up in southern West Virginia. His personal knowledge of the struggles of addiction give him insight and compassion.
Jeff's knowledge of the devastating effects of addiction is firsthand, having lost all, including his wife and daughter, because of it. But thanks to the healing power of Jesus Christ, he found freedom from addiction, and his family has been restored! He and Tiffany and oldest daughter Hailey have grown their family through fostering and then adopting four young siblings. At the Safehouse, Jeff is a life coach and teacher, living proof to our residents that there is a way out of addiction.
Duane pastored a local church for 27 years and worked part-time at the Safehouse for over three years before joining the Safehouse staff full time in September of 2017. Duane and Leslie experienced the devastation of addiction through their son Daniel. Trapped in the bondage of addiction for several years, Daniel found freedom through Jesus Christ and Brian's Safehouse. Duane and Leslie began volunteering with the program upon Daniel's graduation in 2012; now Duane is the intake coordinator and teacher at the Safehouse and teaches at our women's program Sparrow's Nest; Leslie works in communications and development.
WE ARE SO THANKFUL FOR THE VOLUNTEERS WHO HELP MAKE THIS MINISTRY POSSIBLE!